So, assume that king Edward VI of England, legitimate male child of Henry VIII by Jane Seymour, recovers from his illness in 1553 and goes on to reign for, say, around 40 more years. What are the effects on... -Religion in Great Britain? Had Mary never ascended to the throne, could Protestantism gain earlier prominence? -The Tudor dynasty? -The Italian War of 1551-1559? If Edward stays neutral or even pro-French, it could be a great relief for Henry II -- Perhaps the war ends in overall French victory, with Calais still in English hands, more of the Southern Netherlands going to the French, Savoy being absorbed, Naples also possibly under Valois control, and Genoa weakened? And perhaps Henry II's death is also avoided, preventing the French Wars of Religion? That'd release a massive jar of butterflies. -The upcoming Dutch Revolt? If the Dutch are still successful ITTL and still offer a crown to an available Protestant king, will Edward consider it? -Colonialism? Which colonies would be most likely to be desired by Edward's regime?